100% flexible
You decide where and when you want to study.
Versatile & Innovative
Your digital learning journey with personal support!
Top-level education
First-class study programmes with a recommendation rate of 96%.
Syntea, your personal study assistant

As Germany's first university of applied sciences, we have developed our own study AI for you, to help you do even better in your studies. Syntea supports you reliably and 24/7 – exactly the way it suits you and your learning style. 

Syntea is here to support you flexibly and efficiently when studying. At any time, you can ask questions about the script – and receive answers that are verified by our faculty members. Plus, you can test your knowledge: Syntea will ask you targeted questions about your study material.

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Six great reasons for studying online with IU

  • 100% online – 100% flexible

    Every aspect of our study programmes is done online and with maximum flexibility – from the enrolment process to the classes right up to the exams. This gives you the freedom to study on your own terms and according to your own schedule. You decide when to start: there are no application deadlines or waiting periods.

  • Your innovative learning tools

    Our online campus offers a fully digital learning environment with a diverse set of e-learning tools: interactive books, videos, online forums, interactive study sprints – and much more. 

  • Personally here for you

    You and your goals matter to us! Our tutor system and teachers are always there to personally support you during your studies. If you need tips for planning your courses or boosting your motivation, simply contact our study coaches. 

  • Rated “Excellent” at 96% recommendation

    You want a quality study programme? So do we! Our programmes are state-approved and have received several awards: Currently, the IU is in first place in FernstudiumCheck.de’s live ranking of most popular universities for online studies.

  • 24/7 online exams

    Whether you're an early bird or a night owl: With us, you can sit your exams when you feel perfectly prepared – 24/7 online, 365 days a year, bookable at short notice and regardless of location.

  • Flexible learning models

    With our flexible full- and part-time models, you decide when to schedule your courses. If you need more time to complete your studies, you can extend them by up to twelve months or take a semester off – completely free of charge.

Save 1.444€ & get a free iPad

Enrol by October 5th to get a 1.444€discount + a free iPad.

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